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Dear Wood Families,

On behalf of the entire staff at Wood Middle School, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season with family and loved ones. As educators, we are so proud of your children ...more

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Group Delphi, local Alameda design leader partners with Wood's MakerSpace!

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Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.


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Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

The safety of all our students is our priority as they move to/from Wood Middle School.

We want to remind the students of safely riding their bike, scooters and ...more

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Wood Middle School Creates an “Everyone Belongs Here” Mural

In response to the district wide, “Everyone Belongs Here” event on Nov 16, Wood Middle School students created a 20’ mural on campus. This project was spearheaded by Lindsey Shepard, WMS art ...more

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-Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service for the community as an Ocean Guardian School  by Representative Sam Farr

-NOAA Ocean Guardian Award for our Exemplary Efforts as a guardian of Our Oceans



All 7th grade students will be given the Healthy Kids Survey at school on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.


It's that time of the year again for the annual Cal State East Bay College Summit trip!


During this special Saturday field trip, students will learn about college along with other middle and high school students. We'll attend workshops, have a campus tour AND a dorm tour and enjoy free lunch before boarding the bus back to Wood.


This trip is 100% free and a great opportunity to visit a thriving local college on what's usually a gorgeous Saturday.


This trip is open to ALL grade levels. Pick up a field trip slip in the main hallway...slips are due to Ms. Dwyer by Monday, January 30th.



Ms. Dwyer



What: College field trip to Cal State East Bay in Hayward

Day: Saturday, February 4th

Time: 8am to 2pm (we'll be taking a free bus from Wood and back)

Cost: FREE

More Info: Please click here

P.S.: The bus is for Wood students only but the event is open to the public


ALAMEDA — Trustees with the Alameda Unified School District will consider declaring the district “a safe haven” for all students at its Tuesday meeting in response to reports that racism and intolerance have risen following the national presidential election.


The draft resolution calls on trustees to prevent to the “maximum extent possible” agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement visiting campuses without prior written approval from Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.


The resolution also would give McPhetridge the authority “to protect the data and identities of any student, family member, or school employee who may be adversely affected” by actions of the incoming Trump administration.


The proposed resolution follows state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson releasing a letter Dec. 21 that encourages all California public schools to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents.


Torlakson also urged public school officials to remind families about existing laws that protect students’ records from questions about their immigration status.


“Unfortunately, since the presidential election, reports of bullying, harassment, and intimidation of K-12 students based on immigration status, religious, or ethnic identification are on the rise,” Torlakson said in the letter, which was distributed to county and school district superintendents, charter school administrators, and principals.


On Tuesday, Alameda trustees will just consider the resolution. They are expected to vote on it at a future, unspecified date.

More than 72 languages are spoken in the Alameda school district, approximately 11 percent of its 9,500 students are immigrants, and 17 percent are English language learners, according to a background report on the resolution.


The draft resolution, which was submitted by McPhetridge, asks trustees to reaffirm their “focus on promoting and elevating tolerance, inclusiveness, and kindness to all students, families, and staff,” as well as their commitment to ensuring a safe learning environment for all.


School district trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.


Original article from the East Bay Times can be found here!


WEB Leaders host 6th Grade Orientation

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Calendar 2016-17

Please click here for the AUSD calendar.

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Today: 1/23/17
All Day: **High School Course Selections due for 8th Graders**
12:00 PM Healthy Kids Survey
3:00 PM Popcorn Sale - Girl's BB Team
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What is STEAM?

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on ...more

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Everyone Belongs Here

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Common Core (CAASPP) Updates

Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student ...more

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